Popular Kiwi Radio: How To Get Involved

How To Get Involved

Radio is so ephemeral, literally ‘in the air’ and so commonplace that we don’t usually stop to think about the role it plays in our social history and national heritage.

Tantalizing clues are close

Some of the tantalizing clues to discovering and understanding radio’s role in our lives may be as close as your own shed, bottom drawer, local museum or library, an old photograph album, a pile of old magazines in the garage, or even on the hard drive of your home computer.

Whilst we usually think of heritage as being old, the 1970’s-1990’s is a period often overlooked as a heritage resource. Yet sometimes, it’s easier to find items from the 1930’s than the ‘throwaway’ society since the 1970’s.

Family finds are everywhere

Maybe Uncle Frank was an amateur radio ‘ham’ and piles of his old cards sit in a box in the garage. Maybe Mum kept copies of ‘Playdate’ magazine, or you recorded pop music shows from the local radio on your first cassette player

An old family friend may remember singing in the 1ZB ‘Friendly Road’ choir. Your brother took photos of young Aunt Susan competing in the Radio Caroline Beauty Contest.

Send us details today

Scattered everywhere, and easily lost. It’s worthwhile letting someone know what you’ve got, look after it for you, take copies or record what you have.

Send details of what you’ve got, whether it’s a story to tell, photos to copy, recordings to look after, old magazines or radio cards, anything at all about radio, and do your bit to make sure they’re looked after.

Simply email us or write to us at Radio Heritage Foundation, PO Box 2213, Stoke, Nelson 7041, New Zealand, and we’ll do the rest.

Celebrating Kiwi Radio also needs funding

And, if you want to help us fund this project, please send a tax deductible donation of $5 or more by using your VISA/Mastercard/AMEX card via the secure Paypal server on any page here at the website, or by electronic banking to our BNZ account #02-0568-0025796-000. Make sure you also tell us your name and address if you need a tax deduction receipt.

Registered charitable trust

The Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered charitable trust #1473801. We receive no funding from the NZ Government, NZ On Air or the radio industry and we do need your financial help to make this campaign, and our other activities, successful.

Donated Goods & Services help funding

If you’re a business that’s ever advertised on radio or want to help make the campaign a success, you can also donate services and products for our heritage activities, or goods and products that we can sell on our Trade Me account to raise funds. Please contact us via email or mail and we’ll be in touch.